Foes can't stop Goessel

Staff writer

The Goessel girls finished the Wheat State League season with a 9-0 record, recording another league championship with a 46-15 thrashing of Peabody-Burns Friday at Peabody.

It was homecoming for Peabody Burns, but Goessel was not distracted. The Bluebirds scored 10 unanswered points in the first quarter to take a 10-0 lead. The Warriors played zone defense to improve their rebounding chances, but the Bluebirds were hitting from a distance. Goessel went into halftime with a 20-4 lead.

Before Peabody-Burns scored its first field goal in the second half, Goessel already was ahead 31-4. Goessel continued to roll in the fourth quarter. When the Bluebirds’ lead hit 42-11, the running clock was invoked and the Bluebirds closed out the contest 46-15.

Eden Hiebert led Goessel with 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 8 steals. Brittney Hiebert scored 7, and Jenn Meysing 6.

The championship rout followed a close 39-31 win over Herington, in which the teams shot a combined 53 free throws.

Goessel, 15-2, played at Little River on Tuesday and will wrap up the regular season with home games against Berean and Udall.

Boys

The Goessel boys made it look easy Friday with a 52-29 win over Peabody-Burns.

“We just came out with great energy from the start” coach Curtis Guhr said. “We played together as a team.”

Goessel had its best shooting performance of the season, hitting 45 percent of its field goals, including 7 3-pointers.

The Bluebirds jumped out to a 19-10 lead in the first quarter and allowed the Warriors just 2 points in the second period en route to a 36-12 halftime lead. Dylan Lindeman found the range from beyond the 3-point circle, hitting 5 of 6 attempts. Leading 52-18 at the end of three quarters, the Bluebirds coasted with a running clock to a 52-29 win.

Lindeman scored a season-high 19 points. Rhett Makovec dropped in 15 and Jordan Griffin scored 10.

Goessel ended league play with a 2-7 record, including a Feb. 7 loss at Herington, 51-43. Three Bluebirds fouled out, short-circuiting a fourth-quarter Goessel surge.

Rhett Makovec led the team with 14 points, and Josh Schmidt added 9.

The boys are 6-11 for the season.

Last modified Feb. 16, 2017

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